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Please explain how do steroid creams help psoriasis?

Please explain how do steroid creams help psoriasis?

See below: Steroids are anti-inflammatory. Psoriasis is a type of inflammatory condition of the skin. Steroids suppress the inflammation and thereby reduce the redness and scaling which characterize psoriasis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Had using steroid cream for psoriasis ruined my skin?

Not enough info: What do you mean by ruined? If you believe there is a problem, see a dermatologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Its there a non steroid cream for psoriasis that actually works?

Its there a non steroid cream for psoriasis that actually works?

A few options: The main non-steroidal topical rxs for psoriasis are dovonex and vectical, which are synthetic vitamin d analogues, and tazorac (tazarotene), a vitamin a analogue (aka retinoid). There are also two topical immunomodulators (aka calcineurin inhibitors) called Elidel (pimecrolimus) and Protopic which are more commonly used to treat eczema. I share however your frustration with topical psoriasis therapy. ...Read more

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What is best long term non-steroidal creams for chronic psoriasis of the body and scalp?

What is best long term non-steroidal creams for chronic psoriasis of the body and scalp?

Psoriasis creams: Don't forget the value of moisturisers in soothing itchy dry skin. In many with mild psoriasis, it's all they need. Best to see a dermatologist to discuss the options for prescribed medications ...Read more

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If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?

If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?

Usually not: I would not expect the psoriasis or treatment of it with creams to affect your tattoo. In fact, it might be best to treat the psoriasis aggressively so that it it doesn't become as inflamed and mess up your tattoo because of that. ...Read more

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What causes vulva itch, & pain, cuts, perineum tearing & bleeding during sex? definitely not STD or yeast.Psoriasis steroid cream only helps with itch

What causes vulva itch, & pain, cuts, perineum tearing & bleeding during sex? definitely not STD or yeast.Psoriasis steroid cream only helps with itch

Many reasons: including allergy to semen, lubricants. latex etc. Allergy to semen occurs within minutes to hours whereas to lubricants and latex tend to occur 24-72 hours later. See GYN. (As for perineal tearing, may it be from too much vigor?) ...Read more

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Hello, I think I have psoriasis, Tried everything but nothing expect steroid cream while using helps. I want most natural product to help me with this?

Good luck: Topical steroids of varying strengths & topical vitamen D can help mild psoriasis. Moderate to severe psoriasis &/or psoriatic arthritis can be significantly improved & cleared with biologics. As 'natural' treatment you can stop smoking & drinking alcohol (if you do either) But first you need a correct diagnosis ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more